Well, it's been 10 years since I signed up.
I remember when I first found Newgrounds. My friend showed me a bunch of stuff when I was over at his house in Middle School. Badger Bager, the Box Transformer, stuff like that.
I originally signed up to review skateboarding games, before I discovered that I could make games and upload them here too. I spent a couple years in high school learining Actionscript 2 so I could post my first game in '09:
A Christmas themed avoider game, ironic considering the fact that I'm Jewish.
I worked my way up, submitting 24 games so far. Eventually Tom invited me to the NG meet up, something I was sad to learn wouldn't be happening this year.
Recently I graduated college with a degree in computer science, something that wouldn't have happened without Newgrounds.
Newgrounds is unlike any other submission-based website I've seen. It's barely changed, with Tom refusing to sell it off or take on outside investors, fearing (probably correctly) it would change outside.
With sites like YouTube cracking down on offensive content, I'm glad there's at least SOME site where you can upload pretty much whatever you want.
You're a great guy, Tom.
Here's to 10 more years.